Sarah Magnuson's Recent Articles
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5 Resources That'll Help You Scrape Together a Down Payment Faster
Believe it or not, it's doable.
Feb 10, 2020
Contractors Reveal Their 4 Biggest Pet Peeves About Working on Your New House
Don't be the "confused homeowner."
Feb 7, 2020
The 12 Best Suburbs of Nashville to Live In
Take note of these up-and-coming towns.
Jan 13, 2020
The Gross Factor of the American Sofa
You wouldn’t dream of leaving your sheets unwashed for weeks at a time, but the sofa never really gets that sort of deep clean.
Dec 23, 2019
3 Things Home Experts Say You Should Always Buy Used
Consider architectural salvage your salvation.
Dec 21, 2019
The Home Trends We’ll See in 2020, As Predicted by Real Estate Pros
Before you pack up your brass fixtures, terrazzo accents, and macrame, take some time to sneak a preview of what real estate experts say are the top home trends we’ll be checking off our lists in 2020.
Dec 18, 2019
One Thing You Should Have in Your Bathroom, According to a Real Estate Agent
Let's talk about the thing no one wants to talk about.
Dec 13, 2019
The One Genius Thing I Learned From Watching Netflix's 'Extraordinary Homes'
You can employ this architectural strategy in your own home, no matter where you live.
Dec 7, 2019
I Went to the World’s Largest Starbucks, and Here’s What I Thought
This Starbucks, obviously, isn’t just any old Starbucks. It’s an experience in and of itself. Let me walk you through mine.
Nov 26, 2019
5 Unexpected Goodwill Finds for First-Time Homebuyers
Don't sleep on your local Goodwill.
Nov 21, 2019
The Co-op in Anne Hathaway's "Modern Love" Episode Is On Sale for $3.5M
Let’s set the scene for some romance, heartbreak, and everything in between, shall we?
Nov 1, 2019
We're All So Suddenly Obsessed With Murder Houses—Here's Why
I emailed my editor asking if I could write a story about how a house built on John Wayne Gacy's former property recently went on the market. She said no. I wrote this instead.
Oct 31, 2019
5 Life Lessons from Those Who've Moved a Very Long Distance in a Very Short Time
While a short-term move may never be stress-free, there are a handful of things that can prevent the event from feeling completely traumatizing.
Oct 25, 2019
This Bronx Apartment With a Louvre-Approved Replica Mural Is Somehow Only $325K
The price of $325,000, you can commit to whatever version of perfection that suits you in this stunner that spares no detail.
Oct 18, 2019
You Have to See The Bathroom in This $7.2M NYC Apartment
It’s no surprise that John Richardson, the man known for serving as Pablo Picasso’s biographer, thrived in a maximalist haven.
Oct 16, 2019
I Visited a Disney Store Inside Target, and It Was So Magical
I'm an adult Disney fan, so when I learned that my second favorite place in the entire world, Target, would be hosting Minnie—er, mini—Disney Stores in select locations, it was like Walt himself finally heard my wishes upon stars.
Oct 11, 2019
This Under the Radar Mattress Brand Gave Me the Best Sleep of My Life
It's copper-infused to keep your bed cool and germ-free.
Oct 8, 2019
The Easy, Landlord-Approved DIY That Solved My Most Painful Rental Problem
It wasn’t until I nearly LOST A TOE that I discovered that, with your landlord’s permission, you can make more updates than you might have thought.
Sep 24, 2019
9 Things You Should Never Assume About Your Apartment
You know what they say when you assume: You make... well, you know.
Sep 21, 2019
Even Rentals Have Curb Appeal—Here's How to Increase Yours
There are a few ways city slickers and multi-unit dwelling folks can take part in the quest for a gorgeous home exterior, too.
Sep 15, 2019
Why My Favorite Home Goods Store Is Actually My Parents’ Basement
It's an incredible resource for decorating fodder at the unbeatable price of free.
Sep 6, 2019
A $1.18M Upstate NY Property So Beautiful, I'm Emitting Guttural Screams
Welcome to Hudson Woods, a community located just two hours from New York City that encompasses 131 serene acres of the Hudson Valley.
Sep 5, 2019
This House from "I Love You Man" Just Hit the Market for $2.2M
Imagine waking up and joining your brahs in the famous garage to slap da bass—just like Paul Rudd and Jason Segel do in the film.
Aug 7, 2019
This Quirky Converted Church Is On Sale for $525K—And It Has an Indoor Swing!
It's perfect for those looking for a weekend escape from a demanding life, a haven for entertaining or celebration, or anyone who loves a simply divine home (in all senses of the word.)
Jul 25, 2019
This $6M Home Was Built for a Book Collector and, Wow, When Can I Move In?
Built for a book collector, this fairytale home stuns in its historic detail with all the modern upgrades fit for royalty.
Jul 20, 2019
This $265K Cali Home Lets You Live the Influencer Life & Have Your Avo Toast Too
This adorable, stylish home in Joshua Tree on the market for just $265,000. Yes, that genuinely affordable price tag is no mirage.
Jul 17, 2019
Before and After: 50 Years Later, This Houston Home Is The Perfect Blend of Goop and ‘Mad Men’
If you're looking for a home that, somehow, brilliantly blends the best of Gwyneth's sensibilities with Sterling Cooper-era interior design, do I have a home for you.
Jul 11, 2019
Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner, But We Think She'd Love This $1.85M Catskills Es
Just a two-hour drive from NYC, the estate at 1098 Shin Creek Road is not "Baby"’s Catskills. Situated in the Beaverkill Valley, High Meadow Farm rests on over 61 acres of forest, trails, ponds, and boasts a private waterfall.
Jul 7, 2019
This $9M New York City Duplex Might Be The Most Impressive Home I've Ever Seen
Just imagine reading all the books in *that* bright blue library.
Jun 27, 2019
Text Your Dad: CCR Guitarist Tom Fogerty's Former Home Is on Sale for $500K
Crank up the oldies station and pull up the drive to this earthy, multi-story home settled on half an acres in beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona.
Jun 25, 2019
What Real Estate Marketing Terms Actually Mean
Allow me to decode some common jargon found in real estate listings so you can focus on the fun tasks, like raising your credit score and figuring out how you're going to pay for those closing costs. Okay, I have a twisted idea of "fun."
Jun 22, 2019
All I Want to Do Is Drink Wine on This Italian Farmhouse’s Terrace
Pour yourself a glass of wine and join me on an excursion through a rustic Italian farmhouse.
Jun 9, 2019
This $777K California Cabin Is Straight Out of a Wes Anderson Movie
Are you there, Wes Anderson? It’s me, a cabin!
May 26, 2019
The Ultimate Moving Checklist for Organizing Your Whole Move
It's all here.
Dec 13, 2012